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Streusel Fruit Bread Recipe

Streusel Fruit Bread Recipe

"This recipe has been handed down through the years in my family, so I scaled it down for this contest," writes Robert Logan of Clayton, California. The result is a delightful bread chock-full of dried fruits and nuts.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dried apricots
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cold butter

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking soda; set aside. In another bowl, beat the egg, banana, oil, corn syrup and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the pecans, cranberries and apricots.
  • 2. Pour into a 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. For topping, combine brown sugar and flour in a small bowl. Cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter.
  • 3. Bake at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 mini loaf (6 slices).

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 265 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 184 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.